In The Dinner Church Handbook: A Step-By-Step Recipe for Community Evangelism, Verlon Fosner begins by evaluating the rich scriptural history of the dinner church, and gradually works his way into the practical questions a leader might have: Where to plant? How long will it take to prepare? How much will it cost? What about the food? Is there a service order or liturgy? Who will come? How can one grow toward Christlikeness in this church?
The need for this handbook grows by leaps and bounds once a church starts to notice a particular neighborhood in their town—really notice it. It’s when the heart of the church swells in compassion for its neighbors who may never darken the doorway of a traditional church building that dinner churches are born.